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Sui Oi Yeung
February 1, 1930 - November 11, 2013
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<div itemprop="description">YEUNG, SUI OI <br /> <br />Born in Hoiping, Guangdong Province, China, YEUNG Sui Oi was one of four sisters and one brother born to farm labourers, Mr. Yeung Yee Oh and Mrs. Lao Chu Yung. Her early life was marked by much hardship, as famine was not uncommon. When she was 17 years old, she married HUM Chow How, six years her senior and also of Hoiping, and moved to his family&rsquo;s village. Chow How left less than a year later to forge his way in Canada, with hopes for a better life for the family they would build. <br /> <br />Twelve years later, Sui Oi finally joined her husband in Montreal, Canada. The time apart from her husband was a turbulent time in China's history, and she rarely spoke about that period of her life. <br /> <br />Courageous, tenacious, proud, and strong-willed, with no formal education, she triumphed over many hardships to work and raise four children, all of whom became professionals. She expressed much delight in her later life that she and her husband could produce such successful children. Amongst her greatest joys in her twilight years, as all hardships faded, were tending to her house and garden -- full of bitter and winter melon and colourful vibrant flowers -- and holding her grandchildren, who lit her face up with a huge smile. She felt she had much wealth and wanted for nothing. <br /> <br />Sui Oi faced adversity with grace, lived life unflinchingly in all its pain and joy, and her spirit rarely waned. She passed away suddenly in her sleep, after fighting hard the cruel ravages of memory loss and age. <br /> <br />She is survived by her husband, HUM Chow How, and her four children, HUM Lai-King (lawyer, married to Christopher Cassidy, with step-grandson, Liam Cassidy); HUM Denis (professional engineer, married to Minh Duong, with granddaughters, Rachel and Sophia); HUM Tony (software specialist, married to Thao Dang, with grandchildren, Michael, Emily and Christopher); and HUM Debbie (chartered accountant, married to Jesse Hovland, with grandsons, Ryan and Brandon) &ndash; all of whom love and miss her dearly. Two of her sisters and their families live in Seattle, Washington, and a beloved brother and his family continue to live in Hoiping, China. Her older sister, also of Hoiping, China, predeceased her. <br /> <br /></div>